Conjoined Twins Separated Successfully

A set of conjoined twins was separated successfully by a team of doctors at Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. Carter and Conner Mirabal shared several vital organs, including their liver and small intestine. However, both twins survived the high-risk procedure.

Carter and Conner were born to Michelle Brantley and Bryan Mirabal on December 12, 2014. At the time of their birth, the boys weighed a total of 10 pounds and two ounces.

Although they were conjoined from the sternum to below the navel, they have separate hearts, lungs, and bladders. Unfortunately, Carter and Conner suffered with numerous medical issues.

As discussed on the Mirabals’ GoFundMe page, the conjoined twins had complications with their hearts and urinary systems. They also underwent surgery to close an opening, which exposed their small intestine.